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The World of Leupold Optics With Bruce Pettet, President & CEO of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. on the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” Podcast

(Houston, TX- July 16, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” podcast welcomes Bruce Pettet, President & CEO of Leupold & Stevens, Inc.    Bruce Pettet is the President & CEO of Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the world’s leader in performance sporting and tactical optics employing more than seven hundred people in Beaverton, Oregon. He serves on the Board of Governors for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation, Board of Directors of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA), the Board of Directors of Stimson Lumber Company in addition to his service on the Mule Deer Board of Directors. Prior to joining Leupold & Stevens, Bruce was the President & CEO of Collective International, LLC, a Denver, Colorado-based leading youth lifestyle, athletic performance and global licensing firm, which he founded in 2004. Prior to 2004, he held the positions of President & CEO at

HSCF AWARDS $150,000 IN COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIPS

(Houston, TX- June 26, 2024) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) recently awarded $150,000 in scholarships to twenty-six college students, as part of the Dan L Duncan/Houston Safari Club Foundation Scholarship Program. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in conservation, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders and protecting the future of hunting. HSCF’s Dan L Duncan Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to students involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 697 scholarships have been awarded, totaling $3.2 million dollars.   “We are proud to continue to support our wildlife and conservation leaders of tomorrow,” states Darrell Kainer, Dan L Duncan/Houston Safari Club Foundation Scholarship Program Chairman. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through its prestigious scholarship program. HSCF understands

Fair Chase and Hunter Ethics with Boone and Crockett Club’s Luke Coccoli on the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” Podcast

(Houston, TX- June 25, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” podcast welcomes Luke Coccoli of Boone and Crockett Club. Luke Coccoli is the Director of Conservation Programs for the Boone and Crockett Club based out of the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center on the Club’s 6,000-acre Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch near Dupuyer, MT. He is a native Montanan and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front his entire life, hunting deer and elk with his rifle or bow and fly-fishing for trout. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and a master’s degree in education – Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana. He enjoys all the things which enable him to spend time outdoors especially hiking, camping, biking, running and packrafting. His two Airedale terriers, Olive and Otis, accompany him almost everywhere he goes to

Tequila and Conservation with McCauley Williams, CEO and Chairman of Morningside Brands on the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” Podcast

(Houston, TX- June 18, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” podcast welcomes McCauley Williams, CEO and Chairman of Morningside Brands, Inc. McCauley Williams is an experienced entrepreneur, spirits brand builder and corporate attorney. He has founded and scaled businesses in craft beer, bourbon, rye whiskey, rum, tequila and gin. McCauley earned his law degree with honors and emphasis in business law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Virginia, where he double majored in English and History. Presently, McCauley serves as the CEO and Chairman of Morningside Brands, Inc., which he founded to build a mission-based portfolio of spirits that are handcrafted, sustainably produced, and developed to raise awareness and impact for selected causes. The Morningside Brands team consists of some of the industry’s leading luxury spirits experts. Today, the portfolio

Discussing Custom Rifles With Chad Chapman of Red Desert Rifles on the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” Podcast

(Houston, TX- June 4, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” podcast welcomes Chad Chapman of Red Desert Rifles. Chad Chapman, founder of Red Desert Rifles, has been building custom rifles in Wyoming for the last decade. Friends, family, and customers have cherished these custom rifles as lifelong companions, and now he is bringing these treasures to you. Red Desert Rifles is committed to building the most accurate, beautiful, yet functional wood stocked rifles available. They specialize in the finest hand selected Tiger (Curly) Maple. Red Desert Rifles designs hand crafted custom rifles and stocks from wood in a variety of custom options. Every custom rifle is one of a kind built for the shooter and the shooter specifies all the options they want for their rifle. Each rifle is customized to be balanced, have a consistent feel, consistent placement of the owner’s hand

HSCF Signs MOU With Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA)

(Houston, TX – May 24, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF)  is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa (PHASA). PHASA is the largest association of its kind in the world, with more than three thousand members. PHASA is the only association in South Africa with the core and sole business of serving the professional hunting industry. They continuously work with government at all levels, including the ministerial level, and across a number of departments, to shape the future of the South African hunting industry. This MOU signifies a collaborative partnership between the organizations with the goals of opening a channel of communication between PHASA and HSCF which will allow HSCF to communicate the state of hunting and conservation in South Africa, on an ongoing basis. The working relationship between PHASA and HSCF will also help raise awareness of
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Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.